Points of Pride

  • TCU moved up two ranks in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report rankings of national universities from 99 to 97. In addition, the College of Science & Engineering was ranked as a top 40 program among engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or a master’s, and TCU was listed as an A-plus school for B students. Also, the Neeley School of Business’ undergraduate business program jumped 19 places to No. 69 in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report ranking of the Best Undergraduate Business Programs. U.S. News & World Report lists TCU as tied for No. 69 out of 633 business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), according to a survey of deans and senior faculty at each of the 633 AACSB accredited schools.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized TCU as one of 42 Great Colleges to Work For and Fort Worth, Texas magazine named us the Hottest School in Texas. In addition to winning the Rose Bowl, all this represents a stellar year of recognition for TCU.
  • The Princeton Review has honored TCU as one of the best colleges in the West and included it in “The Best 376 Colleges” 2012 Edition.
  • Through its College Access programs, TCU has helped make college a reality for more than 6,000 first-generation/low-income students throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the Neeley School of Business at TCU in the Top 10 for MBAs with the Most Financial Value at Graduation, according to a 2010 survey
  • Capitalizing on its location in the Barnett Shale, the TCU Energy Institute is a leader in research focused on unconventional natural gas plays, which are becoming increasingly important in meeting U.S. energy needs.
  • In a recent supply chain management study by Gartner Supply Chain Leaders, a survey of how leading universities are educating students to be next-generation leaders skilled at synchronization across functions, the Neeley School of Business at TCU Supply Chain Management undergraduate program tied for 19. By being recognized as one of the best supply chain management programs in the country, the Neeley School showed its “perceived value by industry combined with program scope relative to other programs,” according to the Gartner report Talent and High-Performing Supply Chain
  • TCU’s Institute for Environmental Studies is partnering with England’s University of Oxford and NextEra Energy Resources in a multimillion-dollar study of wind power.
  • The TCU Institute of Behavioral Research is one of the most respected evidence-based addiction treatment research institutes in the world.
  • Through the TCU Oncology Education and Research Center, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences is joining forces with UT Southwestern Medical Center to improve nursing education and patient care.
  • To encourage undergraduate research, student and faculty mentor pairs may apply for grant funding from the University.
  • Through workshops and programming for hundreds of K-12 teachers and students each year, the Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education broadly disseminates the best practices in the field.
  • The Schieffer School of Journalism is one of only 18 private university programs accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
  • TCU is one of six universities to receive the Certificate of Distinction, the highest award for teacher preparation in reading by the International Reading Association.
  • TCU Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. has been elected to the board of trustees of one of the most prestigious national associations in American higher education, the American Council on Education (ACE).
  • In the annual BusinessWeek review of undergraduate business schools in the U.S., the Neeley School of Business at TCU ranked 29th in the U.S. The Neeley School has consistently risen in the BusinessWeek rankings over the past five years.
  • TCU is the only university in the nation with two special education laboratory schools – the KinderFrogs School and the Starpoint School.
  • TCU’s Educational Leadership program is one of only three in the nation to provide the option to integrate the MBA and the Doctor of Education.
  • The School of Art’s art history program offers study at internationally recognized museums such as the Kimbell Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
  • Each July, the Mimir Chamber Music Festival brings some of the country’s most talented string and piano artists to Fort Worth for a week of public concerts.
  • PianoTexas International Academy & Festival has become one of the most esteemed and significant international summer workshops and festivals for the most talented young, aspiring pianists of the world.
  • Only three years into its existence, Trinity Shakespeare Festival continues to provide praiseworthy performances that blend the skills of professional actors with TCU theater students.
  • In December 2010, the TCU Jazz Ensemble performed at the Havana International Jazz Festival and is among the first U.S. college groups to travel to Cuba in decades.
  • Top high school guidance counselors across the country told Parade Magazine that TCU’s business and accounting programs are among the nation’s best. http://www.parade.com/news/2010/08/22-parades-college-a-list.html
  • TCU has been selected for inclusion into The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges, 2011 Edition. More than 2,000 colleges were reviewed for their environmentally responsible practices, from which the magazine’s editors and their partners at the U.S. Green Building Council selected the 311 best in the nation
  • The Prehealth Professions program for prospective doctors, dentists and veterinarians enjoys an acceptance rate at professional schools that is about twice the national average.
  • The Institute of Child Development, which is developing exciting new techniques to treat at-risk children, is affecting child welfare policy around the world.
  • The Coordinated Program in Dietetics, housed in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, has a 92 percent first-time pass rate on the Registration Examination for Dietitians, exceeding the national average of 80 percent.
  • The Monnig Meteorite Gallery houses one of the finest university-based meteorite collections in the world.
  • The Educational Investment Fund, the first in the country, provides experience in investments and portfolio management. More than 100 universities have replicated the program.
  • The Ranch Management Program is a unique, internationally recognized agribusiness program that combines technology with field-based instruction.